Dec 20, 2011 5:00am EST
. at least two deaths are blamed on the storm so far. >>> syria's government says it has agreed to an arab league proposal to allow -- [ inaudible ] the united nations believes more than 5,000 people have died since anti-government protests started last march. >>> in campaign 2012 news, the latest "washington post"-obc news poll -- abc news poll finds mitt romney and newt gingrich dead even. the iowa caucuses are two weeks from today. >>> victims of domestic violence often feel isolated and just don't know where to turn. >> but there is a safe haven for women and children in northern virginia to escape the abuse n. this report, -- abuse. in this report, -- [indiscernible] >> reporter: every 12 days a child dies from abuse. every three hours a family enters a domestic violence shelter. >> i had stitches in my head, stitches in my eye. my fingers were broken. my ankles had been sprained. my ribs were broken. i was internally, i had a lot of internal damage i didn't know about. >> reporter: we'll call her jane. after repeated beatings they came here, received support and started rebuilding he
Dec 13, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> making news now at 5:49, united nations officials are upping their estimates for the death toll in syria. they now believe government attacks on pro democracy protestors have killed nearly 5,000 people. in the city of homes, people risk coming underfire each time they venture out of their house. >> the third richest man in russia announced he's running for president there. zillionaire tycoon mikhail, the owner of the nets wants to run for office. the contest pits him against vladimir putin who held leadership positions for a dozen years. >>> pope benedict xvi announced plans to visit central america early next year. the pontiff plans to make stops in cuba and mexico shortly before easter. cuba closed off papal visits for decades until john paul ii traveled there in 1998. >>> tonight, you can enjoy a musical performance while helping at-risk youth. sasha is holding its third annual benefit concert. here to tell us more about the program and tonight's event are spy development director jim beck and jasmine williams who's gotten help from the program as well as tonight's celebrated performe
Dec 30, 2011 5:00am EST
appear to show renewed violence against protestors in syria. even as the arab league peace monitors tour the country. there were hopes the bloodshed could cease during this visit. thousands though have been killed while they were demanding an end to the president's rule there. >>> four months after hurricane irene caused massive flooding highway in the middle of vermont's green mountains has reopened. large chunks of highway 107 were washed away during the storm. heavy equipment operators have logged more than 20,000 hours of work to get the rebuilding done. >>> talk about waiting until the last-minute. the holder of a winning lottery ticket in iowa turned it in less than two hours before it expired. the ticket sold in iowa is worth $16 million. the drawing was held december 29th, 2010. lottery officials don't know why the winner waited until the last day to claim the jackpot. >>> another long season for the redskins. one filled with injuries and disappointment including last week's loss to minnesota. who just had two wins at the time. but as kristen berset reports sunday, they have one
Dec 14, 2011 5:00am EST
nations high commissioner was to refer syria to the international criminal courts to investigate possible crimes against humanity. the death toll from government forces attacking pro democracy protestors is believed to have surpassed 5,000 people. >>> amazingly, no one was hurt when some demolition did not go as planned in india. hello! wow! authorities realized the five story building was weakened by some nearby construction. they evacuated the area just in time. the building collapsed into a vacant lot before it could be imploded which was the original plan. >>> a record-tying performance tuesday in laurel, maryland, the horse rapid redux won its 19th consecutive race in one calendar year matches the mark set by triple crown winner citation in 1948. rapid redux's owner and trainer may now retire the 5-year-old horse. >>> the war in iraq started almost 9 years ago. at its height in 2007, 1670,000 troops -- 170,000 troops were deployed there. >> the remaining forces are coming home this month. >> president obama will meet with some of the troops who just returned. susan mcginnis reports.